Industrial action has been postponed following the sad news of the passing of her Majesty the Queen.
Rail services across the country are expected to be exceptionally busy between now and Monday. EMR is urging those who are travelling to London to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen to plan ahead, prepare to queue and leave extra time to travel.
Central London, in particular, is expected to be extremely busy from Wednesday through to the end of the funeral on Monday.
Anyone who will be in Central London during this time is strongly advised to plan their journey from St Pancras to their destination and keep an eye on real-time information to avoid unexpected delays and changes, such as short-notice temporary Tube station closures. Road closures will also be in place throughout this time and visitors may wish to walk to their final destinations, if practical and possible.
EMR will be running a full timetable throughout the National period of mourning, and I can confirm that the weekend engineering works that had been planned on the South of the route are now cancelled. Journey planners will be updated shortly.
More information, including advice on ticketing, is available on the EMR website: https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/the-queen
The key focus for everyone at EMR during this period will be on service deliverability, as we play our part in helping people travel to London and pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen over the coming days.